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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Auden Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G047). View directions

Contact: Angela Bielby  Democracy Officer

Webcast: Watch or listen to the meeting online

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:

 

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

 

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

The Executive Member was asked to declare any personal interests, not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests, that they may have in the business on the agenda.  No interests were declared.

2.

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To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2018.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 6 March 2018 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

3.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Monday 2 July 2018.  Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Member’s remit.

 

To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officers for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission.  The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officers (contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at

 

https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809

 

 

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the session under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

Cllr Cuthbertson, Member for Haxby & Wigginton ward, had submitted written comments in respect of Agenda Item 4 (Enhancing Economic Growth for Secondary Shopping Areas), asking that the proposed traders’ association feasibility study be extended to cover businesses across the ward and that the consultants’ study include access routes to Haxby retail centre.

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This report asks the Executive Member to approve a proposed list of projects aimed at enhancing secondary shopping areas, and to agree funding for a study to guide future investment in these areas in order to enhance economic growth and strengthen the local retail environment.

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the proposed projects, aimed at enhancing secondary shopping areas in Acomb and Haxby, be approved.

 

(ii)      That the remaining budget be used to fund a study which will guide future investment into our secondary shopping areas, with the objectives of enhancing economic growth and strengthening the local retail environment.

 

Reason:     To enhance economic growth in these targeted secondary shopping areas.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which set out proposals to enhance economic growth in two secondary shopping areas in York; namely, Acomb Front Street and The Village, Haxby. These proposals included improvements to the public realm, measures to sustain and build footfall and the potential creation of a trader’s association in Haxby. As detailed in the report, it was proposed to:

 

·        Carry out a feasibility study for the creation of a local traders’ association in Haxby

·        Fund projects to drive footfall to Acomb Front Street and improve the streetscene, through targeted grants to community organisations

·        Provide a capital investment fund (£23k) open to traders in Acomb Front Street and Haxby village to support the objectives of the scheme.

·        Procure consultants (£50k) to carry out a study exploring how long term trends in retail might impact on growth in these areas, to inform potential future investments.

 

In response to questions from the Executive Member, officers acknowledged that Haxby, given its important role as a secondary shopping area, should be looked at within its broader economic context, including businesses other than retail, and looking beyond the Local Plan definition of the area.  It was confirmed that consultation would be carried out with existing and potential customers in the area, as well as with traders.  Having noted the written comments submitted, the Executive Member

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the proposed projects, aimed at enhancing secondary shopping areas in Acomb and Haxby, be approved.

 

(ii)     That the remaining budget be used to fund a study which will guide future investment into our secondary shopping areas, with the objectives of enhancing economic growth and strengthening the local retail environment.

 

Reason:     To enhance economic growth in these targeted secondary shopping areas.

 

 

 

CLLR C Runciman, Executive Member

[The meeting started at 2.00 pm and finished at 2.15 pm].

 

 

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